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Forum topic by TheDane posted 05-29-2015 06:09 PM 1417 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheDane

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05-29-2015 06:09 PM

My NOVA DVR 2024 arrived yesterday … one day early, and seven days after I ordered it.

Online reviews complained about the way the product was packed and shipped. Evidently somebody was listening because this thing came in a crate on a pallet. There was no damage of any kind to the crate and it’s contents.

I opted to mount the lathe on the NOVA cast iron legs. When I get it positioned in the shop, I’ll build a set of shelves between the legs to add a couple of hundred pounds of sand.

I also opted for an extension bed and the swing-away tailstock feature. This gives me 44 inches between centers and a 20” swing over the bed.

With the tailstock out of the way, I should be able to hollow from the end of the lathe with no problem.

I need to do some reconfiguration in the shop and add a 240-volt outlet. When I get ready to move it, I’ll pull the front skirt off and move it with my pneumatic table.

The fun just never stops!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 05-29-2015 06:28 PM

Well color me jealous. That is one sweet lathe! Congrats

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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moke

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#2 posted 05-29-2015 08:04 PM

Congrats Gerry,
I can’t think of anybody that will put this to better use than you. But why you don’t make one of your famous wheeled benches for it, is beyond me…..the last one is awesome….a great use of space/storage. lol…..
Mike

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TheDane

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#3 posted 05-29-2015 08:38 PM

But why you don t make one of your famous wheeled benches for it, is beyond me…..

Believe me, don’t think it didn’t cross my mind! I was even contemplating using the bench that my Delta midi is mounted on. In the end, I decided to try the NOVA cast iron legs … if I don’t like them, I can always do something else.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 05-29-2015 08:39 PM

Good luck with your new lathe. Hope you will have a lot pleasure with it.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Mark

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#5 posted 05-29-2015 09:00 PM

Ain’t that cool! Some body’s gonna have some fun.

-- Mark

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Mark

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#6 posted 05-29-2015 09:00 PM

Ain’t that cool! Some body’s gonna have some fun.

-- Mark

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Mark

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#7 posted 05-29-2015 09:01 PM

Damn!

-- Mark

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 05-29-2015 10:09 PM

Merry Christmas in May!!

Enjoy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Mark Shymanski

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#9 posted 05-29-2015 11:25 PM

New tools! Congratulations!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Druid

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#10 posted 05-30-2015 02:27 AM

Looks great Gerry. Waiting to see what the first project is.
Have fun.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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jeff

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#11 posted 05-30-2015 06:51 AM

Can’t wait to see your first turning with your new lathe,congrats.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 05-30-2015 05:36 PM

Congrats to you. I have been on the fence in which lathe to buy. I have no experience turning but Looking Fwd to learning. I want to get one that I won’t have to replace after I get addicted to it LOL

Look fwd to hearing your reviews.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SCOTSMAN

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#13 posted 05-31-2015 12:55 PM

I f you pay all the costs of sending it to Scotland etc, I will give it a thorough workout and endurance test over the next shall we say thirty years or so.
Then you can pay again to have it returned ploos mah cormishion of course .
Oh I shall need a full set of top quality turning tools, and top qwualeetie food and strong drinkies ,Large Quantities orf re-gulaaar porkit mooney etc . What-dya thunk Dane old Buddy old pal? and remember pleeeeease keep the answer free of Abyssinian schmutt wurdies like flip, and Fur KING, and Doortie Scottish Bar Steward.LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TheDane

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#14 posted 05-31-2015 03:18 PM

If you pay all the costs of sending it to Scotland etc, ...

Alistair—Very kind of you to offer … I’ll contact the freight company tomorrow morning to see about a shipment. Or not!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 05-31-2015 06:24 PM

Sweeet ! Nice looking lathe Gerry. Aint it grand getting new toys

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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